The 6th of June: D-Day & "The Longest Day" DVD

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  1. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    I'm posting this here this year because it received very little attention last year in the proper area.

     
  2. Tom De Rosa

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    I second this.

    Especially since the original release is bare-bones and non-anamorphic.
     
  3. Oleg

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    Third. This is a classic film that deserves all preservation and extras it can get.
     
  4. Jeff Whitford

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    Fourth
     
  5. Karl_Luph

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    Add me to the list, we owe so much to those who made the supreme sacrifice. The younger generations need to know just how important this endeavor was.
     
  6. Dave Molinarolo

    Dave Molinarolo Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes, for this 60th Anniversary Edition I'd like a 3-disc version. Disc 1 with the original B&W version, Disc 2 with the colorized version that originally came out on VHS back for the 50th Anniversary, and Disc 3 with the Extras.
     
  7. Robert Crawford

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    Dave,
    We don't talk about colorized versions on this forum which is no different in our minds than not perserving the OAR of a film.





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  8. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    Ken Annakin, one of the co-directors of The Longest Day and recent recipient of the Order of the British Empire, is approaching 89. He is the only one of the movie's four directors who is still with us. Now would be the time to ask him to record a commentary track for a special edition. He recently revisited his long career in an autobiography, so it all should come back to him easily.

    (Ironically, his daughter is a rep with the PR firm that promotes Fox Home Video.)
     
  9. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    A good suggestion Randy! Now if only Fox would be of the same mind set. I'm crossing my fingers & hoping. I'll take a SE in any Region.
     
  10. Kajs

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    In addition to the Zanuck documentary (which i think is on the R2 version) I would also like to see the AMC Backstory included.
     
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    I actually sat down and re-watched "The longest day" on june 6th.
    I have the R2-edition, and it does have the Zanuck documentary. It's nice to have seen it, but it isn't really that substantial. I would have LOVED a good commentary track though
     
  12. Geoff_D

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    For those who can't wait, the 2-disc anamorphic R2 edition (with the 'D Day Revisited' documentary on disc 2) is heartily recommended. But I would love to see a true SE of this classic in time for the 60th Anniversary.
     
  13. Jeff_HR

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  14. Marty M

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    I would also like to see and SE of this great movie. But also agree that the colorized version should never be shown again and most of all, not included in a DVD.
     
  15. Brian E

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    Count me in for an SE of this title. Don't really care to see the colorized version ever again though.
     
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    I'd get an SE of this movie in a heartbeat. Especially if it were anamorphic. And even more so if it didn't have the colorized version. [​IMG]
     
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    My father and I would have two copies reserved if they redid this movie.
     
  18. Jeff_HR

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    Well unless Fox has already started on a SE, they had better get cracking if we're to see it by next June 6th.
     
  19. Jeff_HR

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    Well since Universal is going to release "Saving Private Ryan - D-Day 60th Anniversary Edition", I sincerely hope that Fox will re-release this in a D-Day 60th Anniversary Edition. After all it has a built-in hook.
     
  20. oscar_merkx

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    I agree with you Jeff 100 %. Bring it on Fox

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